El-Kanemi Warriors’ New Boy Ohanu Targets NPFL Safety

New El-kanemi Warriors signing, Michael Ohanu, has revealed his desire to help the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit escape relegation at the end of the season.

El-kanemi Warriors are in a battle to avoid the drop with the Maiduguri-based outfit currently four places and one point above the relegation zone.

Michael Ohanu scored a record 21 goals for Kwara United in the Nigeria National League (NNL) last season to help the Afonja Warriors secure NPFL promotion but has struggled for form since the start of the season.

He joined El-kanemi Warriors during the mid-season and is ready to play his part to help his new club retain their top flight status having already scored three goals.

Ohanu made this known in a chat with the league’s website.

In his words, he said: “Since I joined the club in mid-season, the coaches, my teammates and fans have been really warm to me. It has helped me settled down well in Maiduguri and I can say I have struck a fairly decent bond with the team.”

“Unfortunately I joined them at a time they are struggling but as a professional football player all I want to do is give my best and make sure that the club remains in the top league. I know they have been in the top league for six years now and staying in it for the seventh year and more won’t be a bad idea.” He added.

Speaking further, Ohanu said: “I feel better and even more confident now having scored three times for my club. It wasn’t that my previous team was not good, but I think we were unfortunate not to win games and even score more goals because we played well in most of our games ”

“But to be able to score goals with El-Kanemi is good for me as a striker and I hope I can get more when the league resumes after the World Cup.” He concluded.

On his goals’ target, his response was that: “I will prefer to take each game as they come and remain optimistic.”

Micheal Ohanu and his El-kanemi Warriors teammates will continue their survival bid when they travel to take on Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium upon the league resumption on July 18.